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Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.
A Makati City resident has asked the Supreme Court to disbar lawyer Renato Bondal for “gross immoral conduct” because he is allegedly a bigamist.
An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects.
Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]
Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday he and his family were open to a lifestyle check "anytime'' and renewed the accusation that his political opponents were rehashing graft and corruption charges that did not prosper in the past.
Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.
A different prism on martial law came, over the weekend, from a Filipino who grew up in Argentina. To mark the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ saving “democracy by bayonets,” Bino A. Realuyo wrote about “my belated awakening (that) came mostly from a Buenos Aires education.”
The silver lining is that “Mario” wasn’t as bad as “Ondoy.” Unnerving as the sight of Metro Manila turned into “Waterworld” was—you could see that in stark relief in aerial photos—Mario dumped only half as much rainwater as Ondoy. Although tell that to the residents of Marikina and Cainta, many of whom were driven out of their homes when the floodwaters rose. Marikina River in particular rose to 20 meters high and overflowed its banks, forcing residents to flee to higher ground.
The martial law regime of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos was built on a foundation of lies, wrapped in a scaffolding of deceit, surrounded by the barbed wire of half-truths.
There is a joke among our old folk that when somebody sings out of tune, it would rain.
San Miguel Corp. did not make a profit on its investment in Philippine Airlines (PAL) despite having turned around the moribund flag carrier during the two years when the diversified conglomerate was running the firm. In fact, SMC president Ramon S. Ang said yesterday that the conglomerate—the country’s largest business group in terms […]
The Philippines posted a balance of payments (BOP) surplus for the second straight month this year in August, although the eight-month external payments position remains at a huge deficit.
Property developer Vista Land & Lifescapes has expanded its residential offerings that cater to university communities with the launch of a new residential tower on Taft Avenue, from which it expects to sell P1.7 billion worth of units.
The Philippine capital may be grappling with worsening congestion issues but for the first time in decades, the country has the financial means to fully address the problem and should act soon, an official of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said.
The food subsidiary of the Aboitiz group is looking to diversify and expand across the region with the potential acquisition of overseas flour mills and food companies.
The Philippines barged into the medal column—although not officially just yet—when Jean Claude Saclag and Francisco Solis completely dominated their foes in the quarterfinal round of the 17th Asian Games men’s wushu (sanda) on Monday night at Ganghwa Dolmens gymnasium here.
This time, moral victories won’t do; anything less than the gold medal will be “disappointing.”
The Philippine suffered setbacks on all fronts Sunday, managing just one victory that was immediately wiped out by a loss at the 17th Asian Games here.
At 6-0, 5-0 and on the brink of a crushing defeat, Denise Dy managed to dig out a break from out of nowhere to win her first game in her opening match Sunday at the 17th Asian Games here.
NATIONAL University nailed the last UAAP Final Four berth by stopping University of the East’s thrilling late-season run.
At 60 years old, business leader Peter Coyiuto is more than fit. He can hoist himself up for six pull-ups on the chin bar, swim several laps of the difficult butterfly stroke, and pump 150 lbs of iron on the bench press.
Not too long ago, we were young. Remember those times, when a day seemed much longer than 24 hours?
The second and last part of the “Rurouni Kenshin” sequel will open this week in the Philippines, and by the time it will have ended its run, it may be safe to say that the samurai movie as a global cinema genre will have been restored. “The Legend Ends” just won’t have its way.
Because of his profoundly beautiful 1987 novel, “The Alchemist,” Brazilian author Paulo Coelho became a worldwide sensation, considered a wildly successful best-selling novelist as well as something of a life-changing guru who has sold more than 100 million books in over 100 countries.
My traffic ordeal seems to be every day; the unpredictable now is predictable—there is ALWAYS traffic on Edsa.
If there was one singular moment in Boyz II Men’s recent concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum that best illustrated the effect of the band’s music on its fans, it would be the R&B group’s ardent performance of the megahit, “I’ll Make Love to You.”
ABS-CBN contract artist Piolo Pascual said at a recent media gathering organized by E! News Asia that he had been “scolded by someone of authority” for publicly declaring that he wanted to quit show biz.
Actress-TV host Carmina Villarroel is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a more extensive information campaign about everything there is to know about taxes.
While watching Chris Martinez’s “The Gifted,” I kept thinking about how The New Yorker magazine fact-checks even the short stories it publishes in its Fiction pages.
The tragedy that befell the family of actress Cherry Pie Picache gave rise to fresh waves of indignation over what one of her show biz colleagues called “the anarchy prevailing in our country.”